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“Relaxing Peaceful and Delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno Ll30 1RS, Wales   |  
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Ranked #24 of 65 Hotels in Llandudno
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1 review
“Relaxing Peaceful and Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

My husband and I had 2 nights away from our young children and decided to spend them at Bodysgallen. We were looking for a hotel with veiws, walks, a quiet spa and a great restaurant. We were not dissapointed on any count.
The gardens and woodland walks around the hotel were perfect. The spa was small but had a good sized pool, an excellent range of treatments and was quiet when we were there. Both the restaurant and the Bistro had fantastic service and superb food.
Generally the hotel was extremely friendly, comfortable and it oozed Historic interest and charm.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, UK
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

Just returned from a delightful two days at Bodysgallen and would recommend it to anyone. The building is great fun and the service was impeccable. It's not cheap but if you are happy with the rates for accomodation the extras you pay for there are all reasonable. The Snowdonia view room is very peaceful with great views.

On the subject of the age limit for children which a previous review complained about - I entirely support this. I have nothing against children but badly behaved or noisey young ones can spoil a visit for those who have spent a fair amount for a peaceful stay away. If the policy is communicated in advance then you have no grounds for complaint, the hotel cannot be expected to interview prospective guests in advance to assess their children so an age limit is perfectly fair.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

The best thing about Bodysgallen is its grounds, which are beautiful and extensive. The worst was the size of the attic room (number 21). Although clean, it was uncomfortably small and low-ceilinged. I had to spend much time hunched over to avoid hitting beams and sloping roofs. This allocation may have reflected the amount we paid on a well-known website i.e. about half the published rate. Even so, I am becoming a little tired of hotels which reserve their worst rooms for such bookings. It was counter-productive for Bodysgallen anyway: sensing that we had been given their worst, which they declined to change, we decided against lunch or dinner there, enjoying the excellent Castle hotel in nearby Conwy instead. Disappointingly, the spa (the main point of our short visit) closes at 19.30h on a Saturday so we had no opportunity to enjoy it, making our stay poor value for money. A real 5* hotel would not close its spa facilities so unreasonably early.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

What a wonderful place. This place was perfect in every way. Beautiful gardens to wander in away from the maddening crowds, fantastic public spaces to relax and read the papers next to a roaring log fire whist surrounded by history, amazing food that left us comfortably full but not overly-stuffed, friendly staff who helpfully accomdated your every need, a lovely spa with wide selection of treatments. We had a large bedroom, with a huge bed and views over Conway Castle to the snowy Cardneddau mountains behind. A peaceful country house a world away modern gadgets and hurly burly crowds. What a treat!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

Imaginative and nicely cooked food in the main restaurant but the small portion size was very disappointing. The billing of a top chef with accolades is great but it means nothing if the establishment is ungenerous (and therfore penny pinching) with its quantities. It was the sort of meal that would want to make an international rugby player (or hill walker who had spent the day in Snowdonia) borrow a golf buggy in the middle of the night to head for the nearest Burger King! The cooked breakfast is not worth the extra. No expertise is needed to grill bacon and the a piece of black pudding the size (and thickness) of a 50p piece was derisory. There was no marmite available on request ..... at a top country British hotel??

Although we stayed for two nights there were no one hour slots available for beauty treatments in the spar when we arrived. Book in advance since it would appear that the spa facilities are used mostly by non-residents. This wasn't suggested to me when I made the hotel booking and discussed the use of the spa with the hotel receptionist.

Accommodation is delightful, the grounds are superb and the ambience is very special. Our bed had heavy blankets and bedspreads which was a surprise and didn't make for the most relaxed of slumbers. Don't most people use duvets in 2010?

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2010

Incredible hotel which fulfilled all our wishes and hopes. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish and yes we will return.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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53 hotel reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

We are Anglophiles of the first order and particularly love country house hotels and their very special, very British way of doing things. Bodysgallen Hall is among the best!

The hotel was built in stages from the 1600s through the early 1900s, has maybe 30 rooms and is surrounded by many acres of wonderfully planted gardens. We were in a standard king (one of the lower category rooms) located up two flights of stairs. The room was slightly larger than average size, furnished in a traditional manner with a patina of age, had a very comfortable bed and a delightfully luxurious, but old-fashioned bathroom. We saw other rooms that were far larger and much more luxurious.

The best thing about these hotels is their wonderful public spaces that invite you to snuggle in, relax and experience the place. Bodysgallen did not disappoint in this regard. There are several drawing rooms that ooze character and are wonderfully furnished available to guests. Service is of the old school, unobtrusive- but ever-present. If Carnival cruise commercials attract you, you will probably find the atmosphere stiff and snooty, as described in some previous review. You will need to dress for dinner.

The restaurant is excellent- truly a fine dining experience. The cuisine is "global 21st Century". Reserve early and do yourself a favor and ask for a table next to the window. We had wonderful views of Conwy Castle, which is brilliantly lit at night.

In American dollars Bodysgallen Hall isn't cheap, but it is worth every penny. We LOVED it.

BTW, Llandudno is a disappointment. However, northern Wales had plenty to see. Portmeiron, which I have heard about for years, was a bust- like a bad 1920s theme park.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Address: The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno Ll30 1RS, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Llandudno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Llandudno
#4 Luxury Hotel in Llandudno
#12 Business Hotel in Llandudno
#20 Family Hotel in Llandudno
#22 Romantic Hotel in Llandudno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bodysgallen Hall & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing in over 200 acres of its own parkland to the south of Llandudno with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. Believed to have 13th century origins, Bodysgallen Hall provides all that is best in country house hospitality. Beautiful gardens include a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet-scented herbs, a rockery with a cascade, a walled rose garden, and several follies. Historic House Hotels Ltd bought and rescued the house from a dilapidated state in 1981 and restored the 17th century house and gardens. In September 2008 Historic House Hotels Ltd and its interest in all its properties were given to the National Trust to ensure their long-term protection, with all profits benefiting the houses and the charity.The 15 extremely comfortable bedrooms in the Main Hall offer several different room types, including the four elegant principal suites. Each bedroom is individually decorated and furnished with antique furniture, paintings and prints, enjoying glorious views of Bodysgallen's parkland or gardens, with some rooms having further reaching views of Conwy Castle or the distant Mountains of Snowdonia. There are 16 cottage suites with picturesque names like The Smithy, Box Cottage and Pineapple Lodge, are situated in the grounds, and provide accommodation for guests preferring a greater degree of privacy. Many cottages enjoy their own private gardens and some are in close proximity to the Bodysgallen Spa. All are charming and delightful.The hotel has two restaurants: The Dining Room in the main hall has been awarded three rosettes for fine dining by the AA - the only restaurant in Llandudno to be awarded such - and offers imaginative meals prepared from fresh local produce and complemented by fine wine. 1620, Bodysgallen Hall's new Bistro opened at the end of 2008, and offers uncomplicated, good value food in a contemporary setting. The Dining Room at Bodysgallen overlooks the gardens and has been recognised as one of the best places for Sunday Lunch in the United Kingdom by The Observer newspaper.The Spa is approached by a short walk through the garden or by a private road. Converted from an original stone built farm it contains a magnificent 50' swimming pool edged with comfortable reclining chairs, whirlpool spa bath, steam room and sauna. A superb gymnasium has all the latest technologically advanced equipment, suitable for all ranges of fitness. A comfortable Club Room is a place where guests and members can relax and enjoy drinks and light meals, which in the summer are also served on the terrace. Residential guests have full use of the Bodysgallen Spa.Bodysgallen Hall is situated about 2 miles south from Llandudno and the North Wales coast. It is surrounded by over 200 acres of beautiful gardens and wooded parkland. Bodysgallen Hall has magnificent views of Snowdonia, and Conwy Castle. It's the perfect setting for a relaxed holiday at all times of the year. The hotel is ideally placed for visiting the many historic castles and stately homes in North Wales as well as the famous golf courses that adorn the coastline. ... more   less 
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Bodysgallen Hall Hotel Llandudno
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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa Llandudno, Wales

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